Garden Blog – Category: Annual Flowers

Long Perennial Border Garden

How to Plan a Garden So Something Is Always in Bloom

Photo Courtesy of Susan Martin Growing a beautiful garden where something is always in bloom takes some time to master but is incredibly rewarding in the long run. Here are 10 valuable tips here that will help you along in the process. These are things we’ve learned from our own experience developing our gardens over

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7 sun or shade plants

10 Inspiring Container Gardening Ideas for Sun and Shade

The beauty of gardening in containers is that it can be done anywhere. Since you control the soil and water, plus you can decide what amount of sun to set the planter in, you know your plants will thrive. Sometimes, we just need to see ideas to inspire us on how to select coordinating colors

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SUPERTUNIA VISTA® Jazzberry™ Petunia - Annual

Heidi and Rod’s Top 10 New Plants for 2022

With so many fun new plants to try each year, how do you choose? Start by taking a look at Heidi and Rod’s list of top ten favorites. They know a good plant when they see one and since they have the advantage of growing many of the new varieties before they are introduced, you’ll

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Help! My ornamental grass is taking over my container!

Purple fountain grass is a classic go-to for summer and fall containers, but it takes a little practice to use them successfully. The most common call for help we hear from our customers is when their grass takes over their container at the expense of everything they have planted it with. Let’s take a closer

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5 Ways to Make Your Garden Feel More Tropical

When I visit southern Florida, there’s always one simple pleasure I look forward to — exiting the airport doors and stepping out into the warm, humid air for the first time. There’s an instant rush of oxygen as I take in the lush plantings around me. Things I’ve only grown as small houseplants overflow in

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5 Award Winning Plants Everyone Should Grow

As a confessed plant lover, I want them all—every beautiful plant I see at the garden center wants desperately to come home with me and I am happy to accommodate. That is, until I run out of room in my garden. To have ten acres of open land and an unlimited budget to collect all

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Mini Vista supertunia bed

Which Supertunia Is the Best Fit for Me?

With so many amazing flowers to choose from, including dozens of vibrant Supertunias, how do you decide which ones are best for you? Supertunias are all petunias but they vary quite a bit in size and habit. Their names hold a clue as to how they grow. Let’s take a closer look at all the

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10 New and Newer Annuals You Should Know

As we eagerly await the beginning of a new season, it’s always fun to see what’s new and find a few new favorites. Which new plants will fit this year’s color scheme? Is it a goal of yours to draw in more pollinators or hummingbirds? Looking for some easy new plants to grow as cut

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Heidi and Rod’s Top 15 New Plants for 2021

Come see what’s new this year as we describe our top 15 favorite new varieties of annuals, perennials and shrubs for the new season. We’ll share our experience in trialing these plants and describe exactly why we loved them. When shopping for new plants this season, this is the place to start.

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How to Choose Container Companions

Petunias, impatiens and coleus…OH MY! All that color is a feast for our eyes after a long, grey winter and we are thrilled to be able to grow plants once again. For some people, their appetite for plants is a tad bit bigger than their budget. Let’s walk through ten sensible tips to help you

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How do I keep my flowers from getting leggy?

We’re all enthralled with the beauty of our hanging baskets and containers in spring. We bring them home from the garden center in picture perfect condition, hang them up or set them in a prominent place on our front porch and enjoy them every day. We remember to water—usually—and love seeing how they continue to

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Which Espoma Organic Product is Right for You

Beautiful plants thrive with a steady supply of nutrients and microbe-rich soil, and when pest or disease issues pop up it’s comforting to know there are effective organic solutions available. Whether you consider yourself an environmentally conscious gardener or are looking for child and pet-safe products, you can count on Espoma Organic products to help

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